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Stephen Fried on Our Other Big Ben

The Rundown Age: 60 CV, abridged: Editor in chief, Philadelphia (1999–2000); two-time National Magazine Award winner; lecturer, University of Pennsylvania; author of seven books. Latest […]

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Luxe Bistro Louie Louie Is About to Open in University City

Louie Louie, the long-awaited concept from Fearless Restaurants, opens this week with lunch, dinner, and brunch at the Hilton Inn at Penn. The European-inspired bistro and bar, […]

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Here’s Where Penn Ranks for Its Number of Alumni Entrepreneurs

International branding company GraphicSprings, released findings this week that show where entrepreneurs got their start in terms of education. The company looked at more than […]

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Penn, Temple Rank High in New Innovation Economy Report

A new Brookings Institution report that ranks universities according to their commercial impact places both the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University in the top […]

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Why Wal-Mart Is Going After Seniors at Penn

How many Penn students want to work for Wal-Mart once they graduate? Probably very few (if any), but the company is on a mission to […]

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Bernie’s Restaurant Coming to Penn and Manayunk This Fall

The Penn campus is getting another bar: Bernie’s, a casual restaurant and bar that got its start in the Philly suburbs, is opening on Sansom […]

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Comcast-Pennovation Challenge Winners Want to Upgrade Philly’s Bridges

Back in November, Comcast and the University of Pennsylvania announced the Comcast-Pennovation Challenge, a joint initiative out of Penn’s Center for Innovation (PCI) that motivated teams of students to develop Internet of […]

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Spark Therapeutics Gene Therapy for Blindness Moves Forward With FDA

There’s a greater chance now than ever before that the Food and Drug Administration‘s first two approved gene therapies will both come from Philadelphia. This week, […]

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Report: Penn’s College Housing Director Taking Heat for “Insensitive Comments”

The director of college housing at the University of Pennsylvania is taking heat from staffers accusing him of “a long line of sexist and culturally […]

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REPORT: Penn Still Produces the Most Billionaires

When Forbes released its 2016 Top Colleges list this month, it also released findings that show that more billionaires received their undergraduate degree from the University […]

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Penn Engineers Create Groundbreaking $2 Portable Zika Test

Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania may be on to something groundbreaking. They created a simple $2 portable Zika virus test that can work without […]

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Jose Andres Comes To Philly

Chef Jose Andres is kind of a big deal. Actually, Jose Andres is kind of a huge deal. The Spanish-born chef behind such concepts as […]

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University of Pennsylvania Student’s Death Ruled a Suicide

University of Pennsylvania engineering student Stephen Kyle Wilshusen killed himself on December 31st making him the tenth University of Pennsylvania student to die by suicide […]

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Of Course There’s a Philadelphia Accent in American Sign Language

When local writer JoAnna Loviglio described the Philadelphia accent for the Washington Post a couple years ago, she summed it up this way: With apologies […]

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ThinkFest Recap: Dr. Jean Bennett on Curing Blindness

ThinkFest is streaming live all day. Watch ThinkFest here. Philadelphia is leading the way in developing gene therapies that could pull off medical miracles like reversing […]